Registration - In-house Organization
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada / Orthophonie & Audiologie Canada / Joanne Charlebois, Chief Executive Officer
Total Number of Communication Reports: 43
Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0
Version 26 of 26 (2019-08-01 to present)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Qualitative and quantitative study of speech, language and hearing for First Nations, Inuit and Metis populations. Seeking funding for Qualitative and quantitative sstudy of speech, language and hearing for First Nations, Inuit and Metis populations. Source of funding to be determined.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Changes to the Current Hazardous Products Act for Noisy Toys. The current Hazardous Products Act bans toys emitting noise levels exceeding 100 dB. Canadian Association of Speech Language and Audiology Canada (CASLPA) would like this legislation changed to 75dB.
- National Seniors Strategy-to discuss the role of communication health professionals in a national seniors strategy.
- Taxation and Finance - Changes to the disability tax credit for hearing including advocacy to amend the Income Tax Act.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Guidelines for Children's Hearing Health- National guidelines for early hearing detection and intervention.
- National Autism Strategy-The need for a national strategy on autism spectrum disorder and the role of SAC's member professions in such a strategy.
Policies or Program
- Budget - include a national program that ensures universal access to newborn hearing screening and include programs to facilitate the early identification and intervention of speech and language disorders in young children.
- Health - to discuss improved policies around audiology benefits through the federal health care partnership Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Department of national Defense (DND) and Health Canada)
- Introduction of Acoustical Standards for Classrooms in Canada or adoption of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards (US).
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- National Defence (DND)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Senate of Canada
- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) / Orthophonie et Audiologie Canada is the premiere national association that supports the needs, interests and development of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants across Canada. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are professionals who evaluate and treat people across the spectrum of life who have speech, language, swallowing, hearing and balance disorders. They may be employed in various settings including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, day cares, and private practice. SAC offers various membership benefits as well as public awareness and advocacy work.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Joanne Charlebois, Chief Executive Officer
Organization's membership or classes of membershipMembers are professionals who hold a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology or equivalent and have acquired 300 supervised clinical hours. Associates are students, international, academic, retirees, research/affiliates.
Government fundingNo government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
1000-1 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Fax number: 613-567-2859
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Jessica Bedford, Chief Operating Officer | No public offices held
- Joanne Charlebois, Chief Executive Officer | No public offices held
- Chantal Kealey, Director of Audiology | No public offices held
- Meredith Wright, Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Health Assistants | No public offices held